On Wednesday, Casey Sadler gave up just one hit and one unearned run in six innings of work, as Indianapolis won 3-1 over Pawtucket. In the below video, Sadler picks up his seventh strikeout, finishing off his outing. He has always been a ground ball pitcher that works to contact, so the strikeout total is a high mark for him. In fact, the last time Sadler reached seven in a game was back in July of 2012 with Bradenton, when he set down ten batters in a game. Yesterday’s total actually represents his second highest mark ever.
West Virginia ended up posting a second video from Tuesday, so here it is because we may not see another for awhile. JaCoby Jones rips an RBI single against Greenville. Jones had a tough game on Wednesday, going 0-for-5 with an error, but he is still putting up strong overall numbers this year. He has a .787 OPS and leads the Power with five homers. Two days ago, we got a clip of a home run from Jones, also hit the Greenville series.
Back to Indy for someone that has been hitting well, but isn’t a prospect. Chris Dickerson has played parts of six seasons in the majors and he could be working his way back. The video below is an RBI single from Wednesday. He is hitting .421 in his last ten games and he has an .889 OPS on the season.
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